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24 November 2010
3,000-year-old musical instrument unearthed in Vietnam

A set of stone musical instrument dating from 3,000 years ago was unearthed by a farmer in Da Kai commune, Duc Linh district (Vietnam). The music instrument comprises five slabs of black blue stone, which, when arranged from small to big, form a trapezoid. This is considered a typical ancient lithophone. The instrument has been handed over to the Binh Thuan museum. Earlier, the Binh Thuan museum in coordination with a Japanese expert also discovered another lithophone at a site only 3km away from the place where the 3,000-year-old one was found.

Edited from Free Malaysia Today (19 November 2010)

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